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Interlaw New York Partner Recognized as a Trailblazer by Leading Journal

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The Co-Chair of Pryor Cashman’s (Interlaw's representative firm in New York), Art Law practice, William Charron, has been named a “New York Trailblazer” by the New York Law Journal (NYLJ). 

The NYLJ’s inaugural list of trailblazers honors a handful of individuals who have effected real change in their areas of practice.  The NYLJ highlighted Mr Charron’s groundbreaking work developing the recently-launched Court of Arbitration for Art (CAfA), an international body created to resolve disputes over art’s provenance, ownership and authenticity. 

Mr Charron is a litigator who represents institutional and individual clients in a wide range of art authenticity, title and other matters. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues impacting the art world, such as authenticity disputes, World War II restitution cases, artist royalty rights, and procedural law issues.

Based in The Hague, CAfA aims to bring decisional accuracy and market legitimacy to controversies involving art. Decisions are based in part on neutral experts, rather than advocates paid by the parties, and will be published - a rarity in arbitration - so collectors, dealers and others can understand the reasoning behind the court's ruling.